In Mark 11:2-7, there is the story of Jesus sending out his disciples to “borrow” a donkey for him to ride into Jerusalem.
When this request is considered in a modern context, what he asked them to do is even more astounding. It would be much like Jesus telling us to go boost a car or at least take a bike. The disciples were not told to ask permission first (which seems prudent), but they were merely instructed what to say if questioned — implying that they would, in fact, be stopped and questioned.
Certainly this was a risky thing to do, as they could likely have been arrested and punished for steeling. Yet they did as Jesus instructed — and without question.
Would we be willing to do the same?
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